Fruit & Nuts
Michigan State University Extension provides educational programs and publications based on applied research for Michigan fruit crops including apples, pears, blueberries, chestnuts, brambles, plums, cherries, grapes, peaches, strawberries and hops. These educational resources provide valuable help to Michigan growers and consumers regarding fruit pest management, food safety, business management, food processing, horticultural practices, irrigation and weed management.
August 27, 2014 | Phil Tocco | With the amount of produce food safety paperwork generated by growers, it is easy to forget how long to keep something. Growers should know the standard minimum length to keep food safety records based on the Food Safety Modernization Act.
August 27, 2014 | Rufus Isaacs | Scout now to determine presence or absence of leafroll virus and its vector, mealybugs.
August 27, 2014 | Mark Thomas | Southwest Michigan Hispanic Grower Cooperation improving profitability through farmer educational knowledge
August 27, 2014 | Mary Dunckel | In an effort to connect consumers to Michigan farmers, Michigan State University Extension teamed up with Neiman’s Family Market to provide shoppers with a glimpse of a few farmers behind the food.
August 26, 2014 | Annemiek Schilder | If humid conditions persist, Botrytis pressure may be high this year. Remove leaves from around grape clusters and protect clusters with effective fungicides.
August 26, 2014 | Annemiek Schilder | Participate in a fungicide-resistance survey for Botrytis in grapes.
August 26, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | Spotted wing Drosophila numbers continue to rise across the monitoring network. Protect susceptible crops where they are detected.
August 26, 2014 | Carlos García-Salazar | Spotted wing Drosophila population is at its peak in west Michigan. As we enter the high SWD activity period, growers need to check fruit before harvest and before and after any insecticide application to verify successful control.
August 26, 2014 | Randy Beaudry | Presentations and related information from the 2014 Controlled Atmosphere (CA) Storage Clinic, held Aug. 6, are available at the MSU Apples website.
August 26, 2014 | Mark Longstroth | Summer fruit harvest continues and grapes are in veraison.
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Date: Aug 27, 2014
Date: Sep 4, 2014
Location: 6686 S. Center Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684
Date: Sep 5, 2014
Location: Hagerty Center at Northwestern Michigan College Great Lakes Campus, 710 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686
- Breakfast on the Farm
- Grape Days
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Conference
- Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Christmas Trees
- Michigan MarketMaker
- Michigan Spring Peach Update
- Northwest Orchard & Vineyard Show
- Statewide & Regional Fruit Meetings
- Tilling the Soil of Opportunity
- Tree Fruit Integrated Pest Management School